Acquiring Energy

Procuring new energy supply

To meet the anticipated energy needs of our region in the coming years, PSE must acquire new sources of energy. We have several strategies for acquiring additional energy, approaches that meet your long-term demands for electricity and natural gas while keeping your rates as low as possible.

As a leader in renewable energy, we are actively developing additional renewable resources that protect both your pocketbook and the environment.

Another important strategy is to continue helping homes and businesses save energy. Over the next 20 years, our energy-efficiency programs are expected to help customers save more than 500 megawatts of electricity. Those savings are equivalent to the output of four average-sized natural gas-fired power plants.

We also identify new energy resources by issuing formal requests for proposals (RFP) every other year. This open-bidding process helps us purchase power, acquire existing power plants and develop new facilities at the most competitive prices.

Our RFP process

Pursuant to Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission rules (WAC 480-107), following the biannual updating of PSE's Integrated Resource Plan, PSE files a Request for Proposals when the plan identifies a capacity resource need within the next three years.

Schedule for 2018 Demand Response and All Resources RFPs

2018 RFP Bidder Conference

2018 RFP for Demand Response

2018 All Resources RFP

Contact information

Questions or comments about the 2018 Demand Response RFP may be sent to Questions about the 2018 All Resources RFP may be
sent to

Reporting information

PSE's Code of Conduct for voluntarily submitting energy data to index developers.​